Let’s have girl-talk for a minute: juggling a lot of things (like homes and families and jobs and hobbies) can be majorly tricky. And on top of that, there’s an expectation in the world that we’re supposed to look like Jessica Alba, cook like Ina Garten, and be a #GirlBoss like Ariana Huffington. Is anyone else really tired by the time they get home in the evenings?
I’ve been meditating on the concept of a styled home, and I’ve decided that (at least for me), coming home to a space that is well tailored for our life, and curated to our taste, makes everything else just a little bit easier to handle throughout the week. The idea of an organized living room (with pretty pictures on the wall) is comforting as you walk in the door – and that’s an invaluable feeling. It’s a little bit difficult to put a single label on my style in home furnishings (I’m the girl who had Hello Kitty EVERYTHING as a freshman in the college dorms) – but I’m okay with something closer to a ‘style profile’ that more accurately captures the eclectic designs that I’m attracted to.
My paternal Grandmother was part nature valley hippie, part spiritual Earth mother; my better half is a preppy east-coaster with classic and traditional taste; my parents still live in a perfectly-lived-in-yet-Pottery-Barn-esque home that’s as comfortable as it is functional; and my other mom has a flair for accent walls, dramatic fabrics, travel curiosities, and animal prints. Take all of these influences, put them in a twenty-something, and you get me, except for one major differentiator: I like Kate-Spade-style brights. We’re talking pops of preppy and cheerful color everywhere – and NO SINGLE DESIGN SHOP does it better than curator Roxy Te Owens’ ‘Society Social’!
If you’ve never shopped Society Social, here’s what you need to know:
1. Their designs are durable, chic, and perfectly pair-able – hellllooo pillow combos!
2. Preppy colors and vintage throw-backs are the name of the game.
3. Most everything is customizable to your preference and palette – so play with color!
4. New arrivals pop up on a frequent basis to keep things fresh – so you never want for new inspiration.
5. They curate a small collection of fabulous vintage pieces that are one of a kind!
Check out Society Social here, and take a gander at some of my favorite picks from their current line below: